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Lower Risk ETFs On The New 52-Week High List

By | Biotechnology ETFs, Consumer ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Defense & Aerospace ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Europe ETFs, Health ETFs, International ETFs, Internet ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, Special Sectors ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs | No Comments

Does anyone really think that the monstrous erosion in homebuilder sentiment and the disappearance of mortgage applications are due to the nasty weather? Perhaps one can attribute the sad state of retailer earnings to cold spells and polar vortexes. One can even consider excusing two months of abysmal payroll data to rain, sleet and snow. On the other hand, if weather had been the main issue for home construction companies, sentiment would have risen on the promise of a sun-filled…

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Positioning Your ETF Portfolio For 2014

By | Asia ETFs, Bond ETFs, China ETFs, Commodity ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Dividend ETFs, Emerging Market ETFs, Energy ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Europe ETFs, Global ETFs, International ETFs, Internet ETFs, Large Cap ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, Small Cap ETFs, Special Sectors ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs | No Comments

Seeking Alpha’s Abby Carmel and Jonathan Liss recently spoke with Gary to find out how he selects specific ETFs and plans to use them to position clients in 2014. SA Editors (SA): How would you describe your investing style/philosophy? Gary Gordon (GG): Information processing is the best way to describe the way that I invest. I gather information from a variety of credible sources (e.g., fundamental, technical, contrarian, economic, historical, etc.), select ETFs based on that information, and control the…

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What Can Apple Teach ETF Investors About Performance Chasing?

By | Biotechnology ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Dividend ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Health ETFs, Internet ETFs, Small Cap ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs | No Comments

The hottest ETFs have taken the biggest hit over the past five trading days. Global X Social Media (SOCL), Market Vectors Biotech (BBH) and iShares Russell 2000 Small Cap Growth (IWO) have shed 7.0%, 6.5% and 4.0% respectively. Most attribute the over-sized losses to generalized anxiety over the debt ceiling showdown between Congress and the White House. On the other hand, the highest percentage gainers of 2013 may be dropping more precipitously for a different reason. Consider a case study…

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ETF Categories That Just Keep On Winning

By | Biotechnology ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Health ETFs, Internet ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs | No Comments

Stocks as an asset class have shrugged off a wide variety of risks throughout the year. Sequestration failed to derail equity enthusiasm. The May-June interest rate spike did little to deter dip-buyers. And I suspect that any actual downside for the markets in October, whether caused by political strife or disappointing economic data, will ultimately be viewed as yet another buying opportunity. Indeed, investors are confident that the Federal Reserve is looking out for them. The general trend notwithstanding, several…

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Tech and Healthcare ETFs… Are They All That We Have Left?

By | Biotechnology ETFs, Bond ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Defense & Aerospace ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Health ETFs, Internet ETFs, Semiconductor ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs, Utilities ETFs | No Comments

On Monday, 8/19/2013, U.S. stocks logged their first 4-day losing streak of the calendar year. Until recently, the idea of a pullback had begun to seem far-fetched. The S&P 500 SPDR Trust (SPY) had been hitting high after record high with remarkable ease. Now the only “rally talk” is centering on how high longer-term bond yields might climb. The higher the 10-year Treasury yield goes, the lower most market-based securities go. The ugliest falls from grace have occurred in former…

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The Rich ETFs Get Richer, The Poor ETFs Get Poorer

By | Asia ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Dividend ETFs, Emerging Market ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Health ETFs, Internet ETFs, Latin America ETFs, Materials ETFs, Natural Resources ETFs, Retail ETFs, Special Sectors ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs | No Comments

The best performing exchange-traded stock funds over the last three months are essentially the same ones that outperformed over the last six months and over one year. The worst performers were consistently weak over all three time periods as well. Simply stated, the rich ETFs are getting richer, while the poor ETFs are becoming impoverished. Consider several examples. Before the Federal Reserve began to discuss tapering its bond buying program in May, one of the most successful sectors was regional…

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Breakdown ETFs: Go Ahead And Give It To Me

By | Consumer ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Dividend ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Europe ETFs, Financial ETFs, Health ETFs, Industrial ETFs, Internet ETFs, Large Cap ETFs, Materials ETFs, Small Cap ETFs, Technology ETFs, Telecom ETFs, Transportation ETFs, US Markets and ETFs, Utilities ETFs | No Comments

Over the course of the 4-year bull market, I’ve kept an eye on the percentage of S&P 100 stocks that reside above a long-term 200-day trendline. Market pressures always seemed to develop when the level approached 86%-90%. Similarly, when the 50-day moving average for the S&P 100 reached 85%, you could pretty much count on a pullback coming to fruition. In spite of the fact that the Dow 30 logged a fresh all-time record on Tuesday (4/02/13), Wednesday’s 1% sell-off…

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Domestic ETF Risk Taking Vibrant, International ETF Risk Taking Constrained

By | Asia ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Emerging Market ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Europe ETFs, Health ETFs, Industrial ETFs, International ETFs, Internet ETFs, Latin America ETFs, Middle East ETFs, Technology ETFs, Telecom ETFs, US Markets and ETFs | No Comments

The S&P 500 has not merely been resilient in its six consecutive weeks of gains. The celebrated U.S. stock benchmark has been unstoppable in its 8.3% unrealized run-up. Granted, nearly everyone expects a period of mild selling activity (a.k.a. “a breather”). Indeed, history certainly suggests that unbridled enthusiasm usually gets a reality check or three. The most popular bugbears? Think in terms of the automatic spending cuts to defense, a free-falling yen and Spain’s rocky road in 2013. In fact,…

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Are Tech and Consumer ETFs Serving As Safer Havens?

By | Consumer ETFs, Energy ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Financial ETFs, Health ETFs, Industrial ETFs, Internet ETFs, Materials ETFs, Natural Resources ETFs, Semiconductor ETFs, Technology ETFs, Telecom ETFs, Transportation ETFs, US Markets and ETFs, Utilities ETFs | No Comments

Financial stocks rocketed ahead in the first quarter and Bank of America (BAC) recently received a high-profile upgrade. So why is the SPDR Select Sector Financials Fund (XLF) one of the worst performers over the last 5 days? Aluminum giant, Alcoa, surprised Wall Street with its stronger-than anticipated earnings report. So why is the SPDR Select Sector Materials Fund (XLB) battling to stay above a critical long-term trendline? Apparently, the more things change, the more they actually stay the same. As much as…

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P/E Reversals May Identify Sector ETFs With The Most Promise In 2012

By | Consumer ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Energy ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Financial ETFs, Health ETFs, Industrial ETFs, Internet ETFs, Materials ETFs, Natural Resources ETFs, Retail ETFs, Semiconductor ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs, Utilities ETFs | No Comments

In 2011, S&P 500 profits expanded 15%. And yet, the benchmark’s price finished in the very same place that it started the year. In essence, since prices flat-lined and earnings experienced double-digit growth, a fundamentally inexpensive stock market via the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) became even cheaper. The most common reason cited for P/E contraction in 2011? The Euro Zone debt crisis. Obviously, sovereign debt concerns have not disappeared in 2012. That said, will its impact be as dramatic over the current 12 months as it was in the…

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